Zimbabwe Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday - Public Holiday as New Year's Day falls on a Sunday
14 AprFriGood Friday - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Friday before Easter Sunday
15 AprSatEaster Saturday - It marks the full day when Jesus' body lay in the tomb after his crucifixion on Good Friday and before his resurrection on Easter Sunday
16 AprSunEaster Sunday - This is the day when Mary Magdalene found that an empty tomb in the cave in which Jesus had been placed following his death by crucifixion on the Friday before
17 AprMonEaster Monday - Monday after Easter Sunday. Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead
18 AprTueIndependence Day - Marks independence from the United Kingdom in 1980 and is the National Day of Zimbabwe
1 MayMonWorker's Day (Labor Day) - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers.
25 MayThursAfrican Freedom Day - Commemorate the establishment of the Organization of African Unity
14 AugMonHeroes' Day - Commemorates sons and daughters of Zimbabwe, who died, protecting their country in the liberation war against British rule. 2nd Monday in August
15 AugTueDefense Forces Day - The Zimbabwe Defense Forces in their current form were established in 1980, following the end of the civil war and the official recognition of the country's independence. 2nd Tuesday in August
22 DecFriUnity Day - Commemorates the unity accord between the country's two political parties, the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) and the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU)
25 DecMonChristmas Day - Christian celebrate the birth of Christ
26 DecTueBoxing Day - Boxing Day is the second day of Christmas and also St. Stephen's Day. The original concept of Boxing Day was to open wooden box or clay containers where people placed gifts and share gifts with the less fortunate

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
3 AprFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
6 AprMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
18 AprSatIndependence Day
1 MayFriWorker's Day (Labor Day)
25 MayMonAfrican Freedom Day
10 AugMonHeroes' Day (2nd Monday in August)
11 AugTueDefence Forces Day (2nd Tuesday in August)
22 DecTueUnity Day
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatBoxing Day

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
25 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
28 MarMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
18 AprMonIndependence Day
1 MaySunWorker's Day (Labor Day)
25 MayWedAfrican Freedom Day
8 AugMonHeroes' Day (2nd Monday in August)
9 AugTueDefence Forces Day (2nd Tuesday in August)
22 DecThursUnity Day
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonBoxing Day
27 DecTueChristmas Day (observed)

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
18 AprWedIndependence Day
1 MayTueWorker's Day (Labor Day)
25 MayFriAfrican Freedom Day
13 AugMonHeroes' Day (2nd Monday in August)
14 AugTueDefence Forces Day (2nd Tuesday in August)
22 DecSatUnity Day
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedBoxing Day

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